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Pacific Concern Over Pledged Climate Change Funds
Source: radioaustralianews.net.au
Source Date: Friday, December 03, 2010
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Created: Dec 06, 2010

Representatives of Pacific Islands states attending international climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, say other developing countries are competing for access to funds pledged to address the problem.

Some Pacific states have raised concerns that the billions of dollars promised by developed countries have yet to make their way to nations most vulnerable to climate change.

In Copenhagen last year, $US10 billion in fast-track financing was pledged.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program has highlighted the issue in its recent report, titled 'Mobilising Climate Change Funding'.

SPREP's climate Change adviser, Espen Rosenberg has told Radio Australia, there's some way to go before vulnerable nations can access those funds.

"The pledges that have been made haven't been fully articulated by the countries that have made them," he said.

"We've only heard from a few countries on the specifics of their pledge funding. It's a hopeful promise. We still need to see the details. We need to get the details on how it's going to be discussed and how we're going to be able to access it."
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